RurAL CAP Foundation
Managed by Rural Energy Enterprises, Inc., the RurAL CAP Foundation funds a limited number of small grants for educational and charitable purposes that support low-income individuals and rural communities. Grants are made in the amount of $500 to $25,000. Traditionally, the average grant award has been between $2,500 and $10,000. Large award amounts are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Eligible applications are considered from 501(c)(3) nonprofit and governmental organizations in rural Alaska.
Types of funded projects include:
- Projects that encourage the sharing of knowledge and engage volunteers and community members;
- Events where community members learn skills for life, such as a youth music camp or Elders teaching youth how to subsistence hunt or fish;
- Projects that have long-term impacts on a community, such as building a garden or recycling center; and
- Events that build the capacity of local government, such as workshops on project design and proposal writing.